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Barstow firefighter dies a month after injury at crash site

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Posted at 10:51 AM, Jan 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-11 13:51:07-05

BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered state Capitol flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of a Southern California firefighter who died more than a month after being struck by a vehicle at an accident scene.

Barstow Fire Protection District Engineer David Spink died on Jan. 9 from injuries suffered Dec. 5 when he was struck while providing care for victims of a traffic collision on Interstate 15 in Barstow.

He was 56 years old and had worked for the fire district since 1990.